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Farnsworth Art Museum

16 Museum St, Rockland, ME 04841-2867
+1 207-596-6457
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Limited exhibits open in the winter

A nice little museum but limited items on display and limited buildings open. Price was reduced but... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2018
maryanne1964
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Portland, Connecticut
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Only four rooms open during our visit. Were introduced to two artists we wer not familiar with... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2018
Spiral54
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Massachusetts
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Celebrating Maine's Role in American Art, the Farnsworth Art Museum offers a nationally recognized collection of works from many of America's greatest artists. With 20,000 square feet of gallery space and over 15,000 works in the collection, there is always something new on view at the Farnsworth. The museum has one of the largest collections of works by sculptor Louise Nevelson. Its Wyeth Center features works of Andrew, N.C. and Jamie Wyeth. The Farnsworth's library is also housed in its Rockland, ME, campus. Two historic buildings, the Farnsworth Homestead and the Olson House, and Julia's Gallery for Young Artists complete the museum complex.
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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16 Museum St, Rockland, ME 04841-2867
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

A nice little museum but limited items on display and limited buildings open. Price was reduced but still expensive. May be better in the summer.

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Only four rooms open during our visit. Were introduced to two artists we wer not familiar with. Nicely done. I assume there is much more to see when all the galeries are open.

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Reviewed 2 February 2018

Stopped in to see Wyeth paintings. They were getting ready for a new exhibit so it was limited. The museum has a wonderful collection of modern/contemporary art. Staff is friendly and helpful.

Thank Geraldine D
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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

I love this place. It feels like an artfully creative collection of space, like an old farmhouse that’s been added onto with each era and invention. It has a rich and challenging connection, great curation, architectural goodness. The library is always worth a sit, with...More

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David T, Public Relations Manager at Farnsworth Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Dear PMcFarout, Thank you so much for the kind words and also for your very thoughtful criticism. We have for many years succumbed to the challenge of having to rotate far too many galleries at one time - creating a situation during the "off-season" which...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

We spent a few hours at the Farnsworth on a rainy afternoon in December. We particularly enjoyed the Marguerite zorach exhibition ( which has since closed) and Andrew Wyeth: her room, which shows not only the completed work, but the studies drawn during the conceptualization...More

Thank Meri M
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

This is a wonderful museum (which includes a main building, the Wyeth Center, and the Homestead—all three within a block of each other in Rockland, and the Olson House in Cushing). You should check the Website before coming here—because days and hours are different in...More

Thank MaineGuy777
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

This is a fabulous museum in the quaint, charming town of Rockland. My daughter and I had allowed a couple hours in the afternoon, but realized that we could have spent much longer there, enjoying all the buildings, exhibits, and special offerings, such as a...More

Thank suzinvt
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

The Maine coastline, like Santa Fe, attracts a lot of artists. No surprise; the rugged beauty of both is captivating. The Farnsworth Museum, in downtown Rockland, has a number of brilliant landscapes and seascapes, and this is the perfect time to go there. 2017 was...More

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Reviewed 4 December 2017

Great "Wyeth at 100" exhibit featuring works of Andrew Wyeth as well as focusing on Wyeths In Maine.

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Reviewed 28 November 2017

We are so fortunate to have such a nice little museum here on the coast of Maine. Although they focus on the Wyeth family there are many other artists show in the revolving shows. If you are in Rockland on a rainy day there is...More

Thank Etienne P
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David T, Public Relations Manager at Farnsworth Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Hi Etienne P, We very much appreciate the kind words! On a rainy day - or maybe even when it's dry - we'd love to see you in the galleries again soon! David Troup Communications Officer Farnsworth Art Museum dtroup@farnsworthmuseum.org

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This is the information on their website: Winter hours: January 1 - March 31: Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., closed Mondays and Tuesdays Spring hours: April 1 - May 31: Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m... More
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